This short, morning only workday required some quick and tasty fueling.
Plain yogurt, COLD banana, flax and PB2 did the trick.
It held me over throughout my repetitive work task of bin checking but I was starving by the time I was done and home so I immediately threw together a nice, early lunch. I had been craving tuna for several days but still hadn’t gotten around to making it so here was my golden moment.
I mixed a can of tuna with dijon mustard, light sour cream, tzatziki and pepper. I had some of it over a bed of spinach (and topped with a dollop of hummus)…
… and some of it wrapped in spinach. What’s the difference? There isn’t one really but I’m all about the variety so this multimethod way of eating was more satisfying.
In the aft we did a big grocery trip.
It included some grocery store sushi – tropical shrimp, spicy shrimp and pear, smoked salmon and shrimp. I thought they all tasted pretty similar, but they were all decently good. They switched up the brand of sushi they sell there though and I liked the old one better. This one is too crunchy with all of the sesame seeds. Oh well.
We also bought some Wild Mushroom Risotto, ground turkey and a bag of on sale green peppers to make our dinner of… Stuffed Peppers!
I set the oven to 425 and cooked the peppers a bit while cooking up the turkey and risotto on the stove. Once the stuffing ingredients were ready, I pulled the peppers out, stuffed them with the cooked risotto, turkey and some canned seasoned diced tomatoes and then put them back into the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
Tasty! They probably could have used a little longer in the oven since the pepper was still a little crunchy but overall they were tasty and the stuffing part was great, especially with a little crumbled goat cheese on top.
A couple other purchases:
Kashi Probiotic High Fibre Cereal (I guess it’s the same as the Kashi VIVE? Weird how we have different names for the same cereal)
President’s Choice has a whole new line of these Loads Of Ice Creams that came highly recommended by a girl I work with. And they were on sale. And we haven’t had a good kind of ice cream in our freezer for ages. So now was the chance.
“Yummy butter tart flavoured ripple ice cream, positively packed with butter tart pieces and praline pecans"
The container is almost gone. My family all love it. Never. Buying. Again.
I saved the last bit of an almond butter jar especially for this Saturday morning when I finally had enough time to be able to make a nice oat bran breakfast.
I stove top cooked some oat bran with water and almond milk, half a banana, cinnamon and flax. The last bites were by far superior, as all of the almond butter was sitting right at the bottom of the jar. Best for last!
We currently have a ridiculous amount of leftovers hanging around our fridge, so I utilized some of them in my lunch. Along with some raw veggies (mushrooms, zucchini, green peppers), I had some spinach leaves stuffed with leftover ground turkey risotto stuffing and leftover tuna from Friday.
I also had some steamed rice from my dad’s chinese food lunch. I ate a bunch of it plain and then did this…
You bet I stirred steamed rice into my vanilla yogurt. Instant rice pudding. Freaking delicious.
For dinner my mom made a Crazy Plates recipe: Mr. Bowjangles – “Bow-tie pasta with chicken, broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes in a light broth.”
I’ve been consuming the leftovers of the pasta in mass amounts over the last couple days. It’s dangerous.
Saturday night I stayed in. Friday night I also stayed in actually. I guess it was just a stay in kind of weekend. And I actually didn’t mind it too much, I was feeling a little too unmotivated to bother even making an effort or having a late night for once.
Breakfast was a wee bit unconventional…
The leftovers are seriously OVERTAKING the fridge. I had to get working on them so I figured I might as well make a breakfast out of them!
Bizarre Breakfast Platter includes: shrimp sushi, polenta fries, cottage cheese, tomato, strips of chicken burger and leftover Mr. Bowjangles Pasta. Weird but definitely not untasty (rocking the double negatives).
It was a gloomy Sunday morning therefore the perfect weather brew for a cleaning job. The culprit? The Pantry.
I did the shelves one at a time, taking everything off and rearranging each one. We have a lot of crap in our pantry. I didn’t get an after picture (or a before for that matter) but I assure you it is much less stressful to look inside now.
This salad included: spinach, cabbage slaw, carrots, mushrooms, chicken burger cubes, dijon mustard, tuna, tzatziki and hummus.
Followed by the remainders of a container of plain yogurt with banana, dried apricot and Kashi Honey Puffed.
Post rain outside always looks so crisp and fresh.
The rain was on and off all day. At some points it was sunny and at others it was pouring. Crazy weather.
In the afternoon I went to see Food Inc.
Wow. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, see it. You have to see it. It’s intense to say the least.
Before dinner I did a P90X Plyometrics video that I found randomly online. This was my first time (other than the P90X 15 minute ab workout) trying out P90X and I definitely think I’ll be doing it again. Sweat City – Great workout! I might even consider buying the whole set, although the price tag makes me cringe a little so we’ll have to see.
Although Friday and Saturday nights were nights in, I was definitely ready to break that by Sunday so I went out for my weekly Sunday night retro dancing and more than made up for my other two nights in. It was pretty grand, except for the three hours of sleep part since I had to get up early for work the next morning. That part was a little less fun. I guess here is where it’s helpful that my job involves sitting and doing mindless bin checking tasks all day.
And now we’re into a new week. Yesterday was a terrible day of eating (in other words the eating just didn’t stop) but from this point forth I’m cracking down. You know that ‘eat when you’re actually hungry’ thing? I’m going to relearn that starting today. Speaking of which, time for me to figure out some dinner!